David was born in Neenah, WI; grew up in Childersburg, AL and moved to Hilton Head Island in 1965. He graduated from Duke University with a major in economics and served four years in the U.S. Air Force.
David started his career in commercial real estate with the Sea Pines Company in 1974. He and business partner Steve Gladden started Gladden Real Estate in 1976, the island's first commercial real estate firm. In 1989 David founded Charter I Commercial with Charlie Reed, James Wedgeworth and Rick Murray.
David and his wife Nancy have two children, Kimberly who works with the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Event Sales and David Jr. who works with him at Charter I Commercial.
After living in Sea Pines most of their lives, they moved to Windmill Harbour when the kids flew the coop. ...